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Stump Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Description:

These soft puffballs must have been white at some stage and had darkened with age. they were soft and covered with small soft warts. the skin had a tessellated appearance. Each puffball had an apical pore.

Habitat:

On damp soil amongst leaf litter , possibly arising from buried wood.

Notes:

A younger puffball nearby had a white centre. It is said to be edible at this stage.
Also know as pear-shaped puffball.
Family: Agaricaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 27, 2017
Submitted on Jun 26, 2017

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